January Headlines

May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations in your life. Wishing you a year fully loaded with happiness. Happy New Year!

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Australian Government Ends Production of Paper Maps

GEOSCIENCE Australia (GA), our Federal Government mapping agency, has decided to end production and sale of the paper maps it produces.

This includes all of the topographic maps of Australia in the 1:250,000, 1:100,000 and 1:50,000 series.

Read the full article – https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/australian-government-ends-production-paper-maps

Closed-up of a 4-pieces of paper maps.

2020 Ford Ranger Raptor – We Are Getting the V8!

Ford is secretly readying a high-performance Ranger Raptor super ute complete with V8 power.

The brand that sells more 4×4 utes than any other is gearing up to shift the goalposts of load-lugging performance by replacing the four-cylinder diesel engine fitted to the Ford Ranger Raptor with a Ford Mustang-spec 5.0-litre V8.

read more – https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/2020-ford-ranger-raptor-receives-mustang-v8-engine

Blue coloured Ford Range Raptor V8 parked on a stock room.

The Essential Spares, Tools and Recovery Gear Packing Checklist

When it comes to packing your 4X4 for a trip away it pays to work out what you’ll need a few days or even weeks before heading off. That way, you won’t find yourself bogged, 400km from the nearest anything without a shovel. We’ve created this list as a guide, so, don’t think we’re suggesting you need to take everything we’ve listed, we just wanted to be as comprehensive as possible. And when it comes to packing, please, please make sure you know how much your 4X4 weighs and how much payload you’ve got left to play with… we don’t want you overloading your rig.

Read More – https://mr4x4.com.au/the-essential-spares-tools-and-recovery-gear-packing-checklist/


Load Restraint Fact Sheet

The Safe Loading of Vehicles is Vitally Important in Preventing Injury to People and Damage to Property

Toyota Land Cruiser 3.5L Hybrid to Be Revealed in August

source: https://practicalmotoring.com.au/car-news/toyota-landcruiser-3-5l-hybrid-to-be-revealed-in-august/?utm_source=Practical+Motoring+Newsletter&utm_campaign=04c475c6bc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_11_04_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b370c358c4-04c475c6bc-177719805

N BIG NEWS for fans of Toyota’s iconic LandCruiser the next-generation four-wheel drive is reportedly due to be unveiled in August this year, touting a petrol hybrid engine on an all-new platform.

Now in its thirteenth year of service since going on sale in 2007, the current-generation LandCruiser’s time is about to come to an end… as it will for the V8 engine.

According to a report out of Japan by Best Car magazine with sources at Toyota HQ, the next-generation LandCruiser 300 Series is set to make an appearance in August this year.